Biology is the study of life, and Nyack’s Biology majors have the opportunity to dissect and contribute to the vast body of scientific knowledge as they study and understand this ever-changing field.

Why Study Biology at Nyack?

Nyack College offers its students numerous opportunities to work closely with faculty who serve as mentors. Our program provides a solid foundation in the biological sciences and prepares students with both technical skills as well as communication skills. Biology students at Nyack have access to the following:

  • Small classes with a focus on active learning to develop critical thinking skills
  • Authentic research opportunities beginning freshman year
  • Cutting-edge laboratory research
  • Emerging technology

Special Accreditation

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

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What Will I Study?

Our program provides a broad curriculum for students covering all aspects of life from molecular biology and genetics to ecology. Students have the opportunity to discover, name, and characterize new organisms through a cohesive laboratory research program. This work is presented at local, regional, and/or national conferences with opportunities to publish in research journals.

Career Opportunities

A degree in Biology provides diverse career opportunities for students, varying from preparation for graduate school and health profession programs to private sector jobs and jobs in various governmental agencies. Here are a few examples:

  • Conservation/fieldwork
  • Health professions
  • Lab technician
  • Science education
  • Scientific research
  • Technical sales

Key Faculty

Dr. Peter Park

Dr. Peter Park

Associate Professor of Biology

Dr. Jacqueline Washington

Dr. Jacqueline Washington

Professor of Biology